Netanyahu, Blinken begin private discussion in Jerusalem

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, May 1, 2024. (Haim Zach/GPO)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, May 1, 2024. (Haim Zach/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken begin their private meeting in Jerusalem.

That meeting will be followed by a broader discussion with their respective staffs. On the Israeli side, Netanyahu will be joined by Strategic Affairs Adviser Ron Dermer, National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi, Military Secretary Avi Gil, Political Adviser Ophir Falk, Chief of Staff Tzachi Braverman, and Ambassador to Washington Michael Herzog.

Blinken will be joined by Ambassador Jack Lew, Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Affairs Lisa Grande, and Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East Barbara Leaf.

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